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The Native Tongues movement of the late '80s and early '90s was an exciting time for hip-hop, a new infusion of eccentric (and Afrocentric!) ideas that helped evolve rap toward the positive and the…   Read Story »
In a way, it's cosmically appropriate that Wu-Tang Clan's debut album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) came out on the same day as a Tribe Called Quest's Midnight Marauders. (R. Kelly's 12 Play also…   Read Story »
Kanye West's Yeezus Tour has been on blocks since Halloween, when news broke regarding a truck crash that destroyed a custom video truss and a 60-foot circular LED screen that were essential to the…   Read Story »
This fall's forthcoming Yeezus tour was already looking like a monster, with Kanye West headlining and Kendrick Lamar on board as well. (Kendrick has reportedly been working with Flying Lotus on his…   Read Story »
In today's Listomania, we unveil our favorite 10 bands who have a member that doesn't play or do anything, and that's no intended sleight to these critical players, whether they be hypemen, "vibes…   Read Story »
Until I saw Q-Tip's tweet from last week, I hadn't put together that Nevermind came out the same day as The Low End Theory. How thematically convenient! Both records spawned dozens of imitators and,…   Read Story »
This past weekend, Q-Tip's headlining set at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival became a cameo-heavy stage party, with everyone from Bustah Rhymes to Monie Love to, most bloggably, Kanye West grabbing…   Read Story »
The music mavens at the venerable Time magazine have compiled their list of the "ALL-TIME 100" albums -- unranked and broken down by decade. We're not sure what's better: that only five albums of the…   Read Story »